Maguire and Power shoot up the world rankings – Archyde

Leona Maguire has risen 17 places in the world rankings to a career-high 20 after her first win on the LPGA Tour over the weekend.

Maguire, who started 2021 in 177th place, was a first Irish winner on the tour on Saturday night.

Maguire is also fourth on the LPGA money list after receiving a check for $225,000 for her week-long job in Florida.

In the men’s, Seamus Power moved up the rankings ahead of Shane Lowry Coming home ninth at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

The Waterford man ended last year 72nd in the rankings but is now 46th, up four places from last week. It marks a third week in the world top 50 for power.

Lowry has slipped back to 48th, four places down from late 2021, while Padraig Harrington has moved up to 137th.

Rory McIlroy is the top Irishman, with the County Down man in sixth place, unchanged from last week.

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